Your Tea - Reimagined
Qi Aerista - Brew and savor a delicious cup of tea,
smartly and simply.
What is Qi Aerista
Qi Aerista is a revolutionary new way to make tea.
Our unique patented infusion system takes care of the essentials in making a perfect brew.
Easy to brew, customizable and an all-around enjoyable experience.
Four simple steps for the perfectly brewed cup
Add water to the pot
The pot’s transparent body, made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass, lets you truly appreciate the beauty of the brew.
Place tea leaves into the infuser
The specially-designed infuser allows easy handling, optimal infusion, and tea-water separation to avoid over-infusion.
Select your tea program
Choose from 6 pre-set programs, each designed to deliver consistent results with specific brewing temperatures and times.
Engage your senses
Enjoy a simple hassle-free tea brewing experience via our unique patent-pending circulative infusion system.
Your tea is ready.
Savor and enjoy.
“I am really in love with your machine because it is easy and it’s small and it makes the tea and extracts a really good flavor."
Sara Shacket - Blogger at Tea Happiness, Brooklyn, NY
"It’s Chinese oolong. Hmm. It’s just delicious and it actually tastes like it’s from Taiwan. It has an interesting method of immersing the tea leaves and it's very efficient. I like seeing the color of the tea coming down so you will have an idea of how much it’s steeped."
Sarah Zinman - Tea Enthusiast, Toronto, ON
"I like technology and this is fitting the bill. I like the tea to be made correctly, tastes like it should in the traditional fashion but not made traditionally necessary because I don’t always remember what I am supposed to do. I walk away and forget things. This is perfect. So the app feature I love and I love the price point. And the taste of the tea is great."
Rachel Carter - Blogger at iHeartTeas.com , Chicago, IL
The Qi Aerista Team
With our innovative ideas and passion for tea, our goal is to help tea lovers
around the world find and enjoy their perfectly brewed cup.
Rick Ha, PhD
What people ask us the most about Qi Aerista
HOW DOES QI AERISTA WORK?
Even though there is quite a bit of science and engineering behind how our brewing mechanism, it is relatively simple in construction. Since our design is still patent-pending, we won’t reveal any more technical information about it until we get closer to our actual market introduction.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE TEA TO BREW?
The basic tea-brewing process has 2 steps. The water heating step should take about 2-4 minutes, and the tea brewing step will take about 1-4 minutes (depending on the tea type and strength). Milk teas, such as bubble tea and HK-style milk tea, will take longer (6-10 minutes) in order to draw out a more robust flavour, as will cold-brewed tea (4-8 minutes).
WHAT KIND OF WATER SHOULD I USE?
We advise using clean drinking water that is safe to drink without boiling. The water should also be low in mineral content to minimize scaling.
HOW MUCH TEA LEAVES/WATER CAN I ADD?
We will provide the recommended ratios of tea leaves to water for different tea types in the user manual. We will also provide the necessary tools (e.g. measuring cup, portioning spoon) to help you measure accurately.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN QI AERISTA?
All parts in contact with water (e.g. infuser and pot) can be removed and rinsed under the tap. For more thorough stain removal, you can soak the components in food-safe cleaning agents such as citric acid.
HOW DO I MAKE MILK TEA WITH QI AERISTA? CAN I ADD MILK DIRECTLY?
We recommend using Qi Aerista to make the base tea, then mix with milk and other ingredients in an external container (e.g. cup, jar, shaker). We don't recommend directly adding milk inside Qi Aerista.